More Famous People
Nathan Hale-originally a spy for George Washington. Was captured by the British and killed. Before he died he uttered the famous words, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Thomas Paine-writter of Common Sense and The Crisis. Common Sense stated that the colonies had nothing to gain under British rule. The Crisis said to support the Continintal Army.
John Paul Jones-commanded the ship Bonhomme Richard. Defeated the larger and more powerful Serapis. The Serapis was guarding 39 British merchant ships. Said the famous words, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
George Rogers Clark-led fights agianst British in the Ohio River Valley. With help from the Miami Indians he captured forts at Kaskaskia and Cahokia. The most famous fort he captured was at Vincennes. To win the battle he spread out his men to make his numbers look larger.